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  1. Not a belly view but one getting a wing put back on: Jari
  2. Finn

    Anti Drone

    I guess it was only a matter of time before they started coming up with ways to tackle drone threats, a jamming system on the right and for the low cost kill, a shotgun: Jari
  3. Finn

    Alaskan plane stolen..crashes.!

    I do remember vaguely the name, each day there were 4 different aircrew so they all had shifts in the Q at one time or the other, even the CO of the squadron did his stint. Jari
  4. Finn

    Bad news

    Sorry to hear of your loss, Harv, not the call one expects to get. Jari
  5. Finn

    Alaskan plane stolen..crashes.!

    Back in the early 80's i went in for a regular 24hr shift in the QRA with 409 Squadron (CF-101 Voodoo) at CFB Comox, we got a briefing saying there wasn't going to be any regular flying that day as a threat had been made that someone was going to steal a Cessna from the Vancouver area and come do a kamikaze dive on a certain sensitive area on the base. They took it seriously enough that one of the aircrew sat cockpit alert in each a/c all day, switching over after a couple of hours, mine the Nav was reading a Zane Grey pocketbook as i did my checks, while the rest of us debated how they would shoot down the intruder if need be. Wondering if the AIM-4Ds would get enough heat source to lock on or if they would buzz him, kicking in the burners at the right time to put him out of control. As night time came along the threat diminished, so the aircrew member was able to get out of the cockpit and we could relax and go back on regular alert duty in the Q. Jari
  6. Not too many underside pics some that may be of use: https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/messerschmitt_bf109/ https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/messerschmitt-bf-109/ https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/bf109/ https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/aircrafts-2/bf_109/ Jari
  7. Finn

    BRU-57 Canted VER for F-16

    Marcel here are a few BRU-57 pics from the front as possible and it does look like the racks do have a slight angle to them: Jari
  8. Finn

    HK Lancaster

    Don't forget the aftermarket Small Bomb Containers: Jari
  9. Finn

    US Navy Pylons used on the Air Force RF-4C

    The manual here: http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/2017/07/f-4bj-ordnancemans-handbook.html has info and drawings of the LAU-17/A pylon. Jari
  10. Finn

    Gun Pods

    Here is a SUU-16 being loaded: https://www.flickr.com/photos/135708547@N03/27577314058/in/album-72157684184966884/ Jari
  11. Finn

    Gun Pods

    Here are some SUU-16 pics: http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6cafee02dba59242_large http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/1b02c88d67ce5429_large http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/788db107aabe4b93_large http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/facaaa5879d66ddd_large Jari
  12. Finn

    VF-96 Showtime 106

    Here are a couple: https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-71/140.htm https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv64-71/146.htm Jari
  13. Finn

    1/32 Tiny Tim? No, not the musician

    Here is a start: https://ordata.info/img/images/A2045UC039.jpg Jari
  14. Finn

    Viewing the Cosmos

    There are also satellites to see as they fly overhead and some flare like this one i took a pic of years ago of Iridium 67 beside Jupiter: Jari
  15. Finn

    Bomb Weathering

    A full load of "dirty" bombs in a B-29: http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0fffb7b3036a1140_large note how one tail section on the right is a darker shade than the rest. Jari